On the heels of President Biden introducing his American Rescue Plan (pictured here), the American Jobs Plan is a national infrastructure initiative that will have a palpable impact on cybersecurity. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

President Biden on Wednesday announced a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, offering a broad range of spending targets – including fixing roads and bridges, planting a nationwide electric vehicle charging network, greening the power grid, and rebuilding schools. Cybersecurity was not specifically mentioned as part of the infrastructure plan, but that won't prevent the plan from having profound impacts on cybersecurity.

Biden's "American Jobs Plan" comes as concerns are raised about an "overworked, understaffed" Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the center of the federal government response system. With the majority of critical infrastructure in private hands and espionage and criminal threats only rising, many fear expanding the attack surface may exacerbate the problem.

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